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How To Help Someone With A Prescription Drug Addiction

How To Help Someone With A Prescription Drug Addiction
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It can be devastating to watch someone spiral out of control when they acquire a prescription drug addiction, and the problem is far more significant than many people realize. When you mention drugs, many people will think about heroin, cocaine, amphetamines, and other dangerous drugs, but some of the most used drugs are prescription medicines. These types of drugs can be beneficial to people with specific problems; however, they can also be highly addictive and can ruin a life just as easy as heroin can. 

If you have someone that you love who you think is suffering from addiction to prescription medication, here is how you can help them.

Recognising The Problem

There are some warning signs that you can look out for that will help you to recognise when someone that you love may have a problem with prescription medications. The symptoms are similar for most drug addictions. 


The most significant change you may notice in a person is their mood, with them experiencing extreme moods swings. You will also want to look out for possessions gone missing, which they may swap or sell to feed their prescription drug addiction. A lack of sleep and changes in socializing can also be warning signs, as well as neglecting their responsibilities and forgoing personal hygiene. If you notice these signs in someone that you love, they may require inpatient prescription drug abuse treatment, to enable them to make a change in their lives and start on the road to recovery.

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What To Expect When Confronting An Addict

Addicts are usually self-aware of their problems, and they use their addiction to help blur the lines between fantasy and reality, fooling themselves into thinking everything is okay. When you notice the warning signs that someone may be suffering from a prescription medication addiction, confronting them can cause them to snap back to reality. You will often find that you may be faced with denial, anger, and avoidance of the issue. These actions can make it hard to help someone in this position, but there are ways that you can deal with it. 

Helping Them See The Light

To be able to rescue someone in with a prescription drug addiction, you will need to use your compassion to make them see the error of their ways and recognise that they need help. You will not want to shame or make them feel guilty, as this can often make them regress and avoid all offers of aid. Remain positive and keep the lines of communication open with them until they are ready to seek help.

Seeking Help for Prescription Drug Addiction

Some addicts will never seek help and will eventually waste away and cut almost everyone from their lives. Others are not beyond hope, and when they have the courage and support, they will seek to better themselves and get rid of the demons that harass them.

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There is a lot of help available when an prescription drug addiction or other drug addictions is ready to be treated, and although it is a problem they will carry with them for the rest of their lives, they can better themselves and change, with the proper support and treatment.

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